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2021 Ferrari-Carano Dry Sangiovese Rosé, Sonoma County

2021 Ferrari-Carano Dry Sangiovese Rosé, Sonoma County

90 points, JamesSuckling.com
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SKU: 172121FC

This wine is perfect for barbecues, perfect at the beach, perfect for a picnic, perfect for sipping on a weekday night…you get our drift. You really can’t go wrong with this deliciously-fragrant, dry Rosé. 


On the palate, white peach, watermelon and blood orange flavors are brightened by a refreshing acidity.

Winemaker Notes

Reminiscent of summers past, this wine opens with aromas of strawberry cream, orange blossom, rhubarb and raspberry.

Food Pairing Notes

Served chilled, this wine’s light, fruit characteristics make it a natural choice for pairing with fresh seafood like salmon, crab or shrimp, and game meats like duck, Cornish hens, lamb or turkey. Try with Moroccan couscous, Salade Nicoise, melon and prosciutto, or chicken. Cheeses such as fresh chèvre, goat, brie, Roquefort, fromage blanc or Mt. Tam Triple Cream are also delicious.

Composition

75.9% Sangiovese, 12.3% Pinot Noir, 4.37% Grenache, 2.78% Black Muscat, 2.29% Syrah, 1.57% Zinfandel, 0.79% Other

Wine Specs

Vintage
2021
Varietal
Rosato / Rose
Appellation
Sonoma County
Harvest Date
October 2021
Acid
5.93 g/l
pH
3.46
Aging
100% stainless steel
Bottling Date
December 2021
Alcohol %
13.9

Production Notes

Primarily from Alexander Valley, the grapes for this Rose are harvested in the early morning hours when it's cool, then transported to the winery where they are gently destemmed, crushed and cold soaked on the skins for a short time before pressing -just long enough to pick up the wine's lovely pink and salmon hues and extract flavors from the skins. The grapes are then pressed to stainless tanks and settled for 24 hours. The clean juice is racked and tank fermented, followed by blending and bottling in the winter.

Vineyard Notes

The winter of 2020-2021 had minimal rainfall and mild temperatures leading to drought conditions in Sonoma County. With a warmer than average winter and spring, budbreak was two weeks ahead of normal. Summer was warm and dry, with a few short heat spikes. The warm weather resulted in beautifully ripened fruit and the earliest harvest Ferrari-Carano has ever had, August 16th! The white grape harvest was finished on October 8th.